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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


Head of the CCTL

Dr Meg Tait sets strategic directions for the CCTL's educational and researcher development activities. She is also course director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and leads the University's Teaching Associates’ Programme. She is an Official Fellow of Queens’ College.


For CCTL's Researcher Development Programme team, visit the RDP website.


Senior Teaching Associate

Dr Ruth Walker works with faculties and departments to identify areas for the development and enhancement of teaching and learning, investigating the educational needs of students and staff in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across Cambridge. She is particularly focused on inclusive practice and curriculum enhancement.


Senior Teaching Associate

Dr Mary Beth Benbenek supports teaching and learning across the University at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is course director for CCTL’s Teaching Associates’ Programme and co-leads the Researcher Development Teaching Fellows Programme. Mary Beth holds a PhD in history and, before coming to Cambridge, taught at American international universities in London and in Italy.


Project Associate

Dr Juliet Scott-Barrett contributes to the scholarly basis of the CCTL work programme, carrying out research which addresses priority themes and questions. Her research currently focuses on exploring inclusive practices and identifying and addressing barriers to equal and accessible academic opportunities for all. Juliet has a PhD, Master's and Postgraduate Certificate in Education.


Educational Technologist

Dr Ruth Laing provides specialist advice to the CCTL team on online and blended learning pedagogy. She also contributes to University-level initiatives to share and improve practice in teaching with technology. In addition, Ruth supports the online and blended learning provision of the RDP.


CCTL Administration Team

The CCTL administration team supports both CCTL and RDP courses, programmes and events.

Fiona Sutton

Programme Manager

Sam Jolley

Programme Coordinator


Latest news

New resources on 'teaching remotely' released

2 April 2020

CCTL have created a new section on our website: ' Teaching Remotely '. Our first new guide found there is ‘ Moving Supervisions Online ’. This introductory guide addresses planning for and conducting online supervisions, including practical considerations about devices, platforms and tools, as well as structuring online...

Teaching Forum 2020: Withdrawn

25 March 2020

It is with regret that the Teaching Forum planned for 14 April has been withdrawn. We very much hope that colleagues who had registered (and others) will be able to join us at the Teaching Forum in 2021. In the meantime, CCTL are working with colleagues across the collegiate University to support staff in moving to online...